Photo essay: UH Hilo’s 21st Annual Hoʻolauleʻa

People enjoyed food, prizes, performances and entertainment, crafts, and carnival games.

Photos by Bob Douglas.

Group of young ukulele players on stage.
Waiakea Ukulele Band performs at the UH Hilo Hoʻolauleʻa, Jan. 23, 2016.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo held its 21st Annual Hoʻolauleʻa on Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m.

It was free and open to the UH community and the general public.

There was plenty of good food, great prizes, spectacular performances and entertainment, diverse crafts, carnival style games, inflatables and other activities for keiki, and a dance concert in the evening. Music was provided by the Waiakea Ukulele Band, Daniel Marrufo and Roger-Rae Espejo, Lower Aina, Lion Isle, Applesauce Boys, Boomdraw, Hawaiian Roots Band, and Through the Roots.

A good time was had by all!

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Group in booth.


Games and Play

Kid coming down slide.


Food and Treats

Woman with plate of food.



Male entertainer on stage.


Evening Concert

Band performing on stage. Sunset in background.


About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories. 

-UH Hilo Stories